I have two brilliant Calvin & Hobbes cartoon strips that I so wanted to share with you. I did the proper thing and located the publisher to seek permission but could not obtain consent. The response was:
I cannot give permission for any image of Calvin & Hobbes to be used in anyway online or to be altered (i.e. text removed) in any way for any use. Permissions Administrator, Universal Uclick
I have however been granted permission to describe the two strips to you and to link to the actual strips on GoComics. These are located at the end of this post:
Scene: Calvin and Hobbes walking outside, both wrapped up. It is early February.
Calvin: Hmm … Somebody’s having a fire. I love the smell of a fire on a cold winter’s day. Isn’t it strange how smells are so evocative, but we can’t describe them.
Hobbes: Oh, I dunno, that fire has a snorky, brambish smell.
Calvin: I should have known animals would have words for smells …
Hobbes: It’s a little brunky, but the low humidity affects that.
Calvin: You’re telling me that animals have their own words for specific smells?
Hobbes: Well sure
Calvin: OK, what’s the word for how wet leaves smell?
Calvin: What’s the word for how I smell?
Here are the links: